GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Chicago Blackhawks acquired wing Peter Regin and center Pierre-Marc Bouchard in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Thursday night.
Arthur Staple of Newsday was the first to report the trade.
Regin will join the Blackhawks while Bouchard will report to the Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate. Also, Brandon Pirri was reassigned to the IceHogs.
The 27-year-old Regin has played in 44 games with the Islanders this season; he has two goals and five assists and is a minus-10. Regin was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the third round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Bouchard, 29, has four goals and five assists, as well as a minus-9 rating, in 28 games with the Islanders.
According to Pierre LeBrun, the Islanders retain 50 percent of the salary/cap hit for both Bouchard and Regin. Bouchard is on a one-year deal worth $2 million for this season while Regin is on a one-year deal worth $750,000.
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Pirri was recalled prior to the Blackhawks going on their ice show trip at the end of January. He played in three games but was a healthy scratch on Wednesday night when the Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-0.